It’s never too early to carve your path to success.
Start to think, act, and communicate like a leader to get the promotion you ultimately want. Even if you’re several levels away from your dream promotion, there are numerous ways you can get on the path of your dreams, claims Amy Gallo.
In her Harvard Business Review article, she provides tips for doing just that:
1. Excel in your current role. No matter how big your ambitions, you still have to deliver results to be considered for future opportunities. Focus on the present as much as, or more than, the future so no one can question your performance.
2. Help your boss succeed. You have to execute on your boss’s priorities too, and if you can make your boss look good, you’ll look good. Find out what keeps your manager up at night, and propose solutions to those problems. When asked to help with something, say yes.